Keep the kids entertained at their next party with this whimsical hat project. You'll need: brown or tan card stock, brown marker, scissors, craft knife, hole punch, hot glue gun and glue sticks, 3/8" width elastic, pom poms in pastel colors, ribbon and a downloadable cone template.
Make It: Choose card stock in three different shades of the same color as well as coordinating twine. Cut simple triangle silhouettes from the cardstock, and then use a hole punch to add one hole at the top and one along the bottom. Next, weave the twine through the holes, creating four to five strands.
Add a fun, handmade twist to ordinary party invitations with a cute and clever ice cream shape. You'll need the following materials for this nifty project: several sheets of card stock in pastel colors, brown or tan textured card stock, scissors, felt-tip pen, pencil, glue stick, invitation envelopes, hole punch, ribbon and a downloadable ice cream cone template.
This classic game with a Halloween twist is sure to provide tons of fun for the kids. Give each child a set of three white paper bowls with "eyes" made by hole-punching black paper and attaching the punched dots with glue. Give kids a gum ball and show them how to play the game with a partner by hiding the gum ball under one of the ghosts, moving the ghosts around and having his/her partner guess which ghost has the gum ball.
Keep kids active toward the end of your party by letting them make and assemble popcorn favor bags for guests. To create these, you’ll need brown paper bags, kid’s scissors, a hole punch, colorful string and markers. Set up a tub of popcorn on a flat, level surface such as a kitchen counter or dining table; then create an assembly line. Assign each kid a specific task such as measuring and adding the popcorn, cutting and attaching the string, punching holes in tags, writing names and/or handing the bags to the guests.
To prettify the space outside her back door, Carrie Eddleman of The Vintage Wren punched drain holes in three galvanized steel containers and stacked them atop one another. Herb gardens don’t get any easier.
1. Carefully undo the cardboard sleeve where it is glued. Turn over.
2. Punch two holes about 1/4-inch apart at the top/middle of the sleeve.
3. Thread a ribbon through one hole from the front and through the other hole from the back (Image 1).
4. Repeat for the other side with the other end of the ribbon.
5. Attach a small ornament (if desired) and tie a bow with the ribbon (Image 2).
If you have a lot of extra ribbon lying around, consider using it on a gift bag like we did here. Simply, take a brown paper gift bag and punch random holes into it. Thread the ribbon through at random for a unique look.